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Thu Feb 20, 2020, 09:44 AM

Trump's choice for Intel Director called 'a national disgrace'

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-s-choice-intel-director-called-national-disgrace-n1139711


Trump's choice for Intel Director called 'a national disgrace'
A notorious online pest has a job: Rick Grenell will oversee the intelligence community of the world's preeminent superpower.
Feb. 20, 2020, 8:00 AM EST
By Steve Benen


To know anything about Richard Grenell is to know he spent several years annoying people as a prominent internet troll. I generally try to avoid blocking people on Twitter, but even I found Grenell's juvenile antics so grating that I took advantage of the platform's "block" feature.

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Though Trump yesterday referred to Grenell as "highly respected," the truth is that Grenell was so reviled in his current diplomatic post that some German officials spoke publicly about the possibility of asking him to leave the country.

And did I mention that Grenell was also a relevant figure in the White House's Ukraine scandal? Because that's another relevant part of his c.v.


He'll now parlay that failure into leading the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. What's more, while this is a Senate-confirmed position, Grenell will reportedly begin his tenure today in an acting capacity.

Samantha Power, who was President Barack Obama's ambassador to the United Nations, said in a tweet, "Appointing [Grenell] who has politicized every issue he has touched and has contempt for facts, would be a travesty." Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, added, "This is a national disgrace."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 09:47 AM

1. Of course. Did anyone ever think Trump would pick someone

who wasn't a toady and a hack? Those characteristics are non-negotiable job requirements if you want to work for Trump.

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Thu Feb 20, 2020, 09:48 AM

2. These 'acting' positions need to be abolished.

Clearly they are being abused for nefarious reasons.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 09:49 AM

3. Well shit . . .

that falls in line with the other "national disgrace" choices that shithole has submitted to the Senate wherein McTurtle and the rest of the Republican senators vote to confirm on a daily basis (judges, etc.)

Look at this administration and cabinet.

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